Kenner’s Scottie Bagpipe

Introduced by Kenner in 1962, this plaid-patterned vinyl bag attached to a plastic flute allowed kids to play "exciting bagpipe effects." You need to watch the short video to appreciate the true horror of the sounds this thing created. Guaranteed to drive parents insane in mere seconds.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 07, 2016
     Category: Music | Toys | 1960s

Wanna drive yourself insane without any bagpipes?

Try singing the lyrics to "Yellow Submarine" to the tune of Darth Vader's Imperial March. It'll take you two weeks to get it out of your head!
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 11/07/16 at 08:30 AM
The kind of gift you give to your kids...when they live with your ex.
Posted by crc on 11/07/16 at 09:10 AM
Even better than a vuvuzela.
Posted by Virtual on 11/07/16 at 11:53 AM
Is it any surprise that such an instrument would come out of a culture that stuffs oats and sweetbreads in a sheep stomach, boils it and declares it cuisine?

Or you can look at as an instrument that sounds either like the wailing of the dead or cats being tortured to death.
Posted by KDP on 11/07/16 at 03:36 PM
No animals were actually harmed in the masking of that last comment.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 11/07/16 at 05:46 PM
If that's the best they could do for an advert, it was pretty bad!
Posted by TheCannyScot on 11/08/16 at 08:21 AM
I've never had or desired children. Married a lady who felt the same way. So it's always been a great pleasure of mine to give my relatives children Flutophones and Drums as presents. I never gave these to my friends' children, as I wish to keep them. If ONLY these had existed then !!!
Posted by PupTentacle on 11/10/16 at 12:38 PM
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